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  • Main Title Hazardous Gas Production by Alpha Particles


  • Author: Jay A. LaVerne, Principal Investigator
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: University of Notre Dame (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2001-11-26


  • English


  • Content Description: This project focused on the production of hazardous gases in the radiolysis of solid organic matrices, such as polymers and resins, that may be associated with transuranic waste material. Self-radiolysis of radioactive waste is a serious environmental problem because it can lead to a change in the composition of the materials in storage containers and possibly jeopardize their integrity. Experimental determination of gaseous yields is of immediate practical importance in the engineering and maintenance of containers for waste materials. Fundamental knowledge on the radiation chemical processes occurring in these systems allows one to predict outcomes in materials or mixtures not specifically examined, which is a great aid in the management of the variety of waste materials currently overseen by Environmental Management.
  • Physical Description: vp.


  • Keyword: Hazardous Gas
  • Keyword: Alpha-Bearing Wastes
  • Keyword: Radiolysis
  • Keyword: Gamma Rays
  • Keyword: Solid Organic Transuranic Waste
  • Keyword: Helium Ions
  • Keyword: Polymers
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Storage Hazardous Gas
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste
  • Keyword: Carbon Ions
  • Keyword: Gases
  • Keyword: Resin
  • Keyword: Hydrogen
  • Keyword: Protons
  • Keyword: Hazardous Materials
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Synthesis
  • Keyword: Alpha Particles
  • Keyword: Containers


  • Other Information: PBD: 26 Nov 2001


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/ER/14824
  • Grant Number: FG07-97ER14824
  • DOI: 10.2172/791495
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 791495
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc743197


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00791495